Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Stitcher's Heart Finished

I've started working on the new designs from this year's Nashville Market and my first finish is from Little House Needlework....A Stitcher's Heart.  I haven't done the finishing yet because I want to stitch the companion piece to this "Gentle Stitches" from Shakespeare Peddler.  
They are both stitched with the same colors of Crescent Color floss but I'm doing them on different colors of Jobelan.  The heart I've stitched on tan jobelan and the Gentle Stitches one will be stitched on Star Sapphire.   
I read on the HDF forum that Simply Necessaries in Europe was having a great sale on their Gander Linen and I just had to take advantage of it.  I've ordered cream, light blue, olive green 38ct. linen and I'll be sure to show you it once I get it.  I absolutely love 38ct. Gander Linen and I do wish more shops here in the US would carry it.
Today has not been a good day for Vallie.  I took her this morning to Petsmart for her monthly trim and bubble bath treatment.  Well the guy who was doing the trimming cut her back and she required stitches.  They have a vet right in the building who explained to me that she would have to be knocked out to do the stitching, so it was taken care of immediately and of course they are paying all the expenses but my baby has been hurt and I'm hurting too.  I don't get to pick her up for another 2 hours and I really miss her.  She's my buddy during the day and lays right beside me when stitching and if I'm in my sewing room, she has a bed in there where she lays till I'm finished.  Needless to say she will be babied when I pick her up tonite.
I hope your day is going better.....
Blessings as always,
Barbara

15 comments:

Nancy said...

Beautiful stitching! Hope Vallie is ok when you pick her up, she deserves an extra treat tonight!

Sarah Beth said...

I am so sorry to hear about Vallie. That is just awful. How bad was the cut and how many stitched. Guess a new groomer may be in order....poor thing.. my baby...Sheba is in the hospital and had to have a spleenectomy due to a four pound tumor on it. She is doing great right now. I love that design. They are coming out with havesew many ways to make stitching tools. I'm going to have to get it too.

Linda said...

Poor little baby, give her a few extra snuggles for me, too. I just had my Basset baby in to have him "snipped" yesterday, and if I didn't know better, I'd say he was playing on my sympathy, but I know better, dogs can't do that, right? Sure.

Sweet Sue said...

Luv this design, beautiful work. Poor poor babycakes, hope she fairs well, will she need to wear one of those collar thingies? She won't like that much. I can't comment on what I'd really like to say about the groomer, errr mutilator :(

Deborah said...

Poor Vallie! I hope that she will be okay. I have never taken one of my babies to Petsmart for grooming and I don't think will be now. Love the finish and look forward to seeing the companion piece.

Mouse said...

good grief what on earth was he cutting her with ???poor wee poochie ... hope you have got her home now and cuddling up with her ....
the stitching is gorgeous I jsut love that chart ... on my must get when got some pennies list :)
love mouse xxxxx

marly said...

Poor little sweetie. Hope she heals quickly.

Barb said...

Your project looks great! So sorry to hear about Vallie.

Tatkis said...

Oh my, this Stitcher's heart is so sweet!!

Hugs,
Tatyana

natalyK said...

Love this design and your stitching is beautiful. I look forward to seeing the companion piece on a different color fabric.

Catherine said...

Sweet project!

So sorry for your Vallie. Hope she heals quickly.

Carol said...

What an awful experience for you and Vallie, Barbara... I had no idea such a thing could happen from a grooming!

Your LHN heart is stunning--I know your finish will be equally beautiful :)

Vickie said...

Oh how terrible Barbara. I would hate to be in your shoes right now. I might have to be held back from hurting that guy! Praying for you and Vallie! ♥

Patty C. said...

Poor puppy !!!! I hope she is recovering well

Love the Stitcher's Heart !!!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Love it. Went today to my LNS and got it. Can't wait to see it finished.